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Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies!

Rich cocoa whoopie pies filled with a creamy cookie dough frosting.  Yum.

One of the benefits of being a food blogger is that all of your friends see cool kitchen stuff and get it for you!  My sweet friend Danielle gave me a Whoopie Pie Pan for my birthday and I had to google what a whoopie pie was because I’d never had one.  Now, I am obsessed with this incredible dessert.  Oh. My. Word.

A few months ago I made a cupcake that is my FAVORITE recipe on this blog (yes, I have a favorite!)  It’s a cookie dough cupcake and I so wanted an excuse to make that frosting again, so I made it for these!  Perfect!  Everyone loves them….and I am eating the leftover frosting out of a bowl while I write this post…really– right out of the bowl {sigh of pure joy}

Whoopie Pies!!!

You know you want to try these….here’s how: (printer friendly recipe)

INGREDIENTS: (makes 16-18 whoopie pies)  

Whoopie Pie:

  • 2 sticks (8 oz) salted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Cookie Dough Filling:

  • 2 sticks (8 oz.) unsalted butter(softened)
  • 2 sticks (8 oz.) salted butter(softened)
  • 2 cups powered sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 12 oz bag of mini chocolate chips.

Directions:

Whoopie Pie:

This recipe can be made on a cookie sheet, but to get that perfectly shaped, every-one-is-the-same-size look you really should invest in a Whoopie Pie Pan.  They aren’t terribly expensive and these turn out SO much better if you use one!

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees
  • Spray a whoopie pie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Use a mixer to cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add milk, eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients (add flour last and gradually) and beat until smooth. (My mixer had a hard time with this, as it is a thick cookie-like mixture.  My mixer is 15 years old though and died the next day….so …?  I finished mixing by hand…)
  • Use a large Cookie Scoop (2-3 Tablespoons) to drop dough into each whoopie pie cavity.  Gently press dough into cavity.

Making whoopie pies

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes- don’t overbake- cake should be springy to the touch, not hard like a cookie.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

Filling:

  • Place all filling ingredients except mini chips into a large mixing bowl and beat with mixer on low until combined and then high until light and fluffy.
  • Add half of mini chips and blend in well.
  • Scoop about 2 Tablespoons of filling onto one half of a whoopie pie.  
  • Press the other half on top very gently until filling spreads to edges.
  • Pour remaining mini chips into a bowl and roll edges of filling in them to coat the sides.

Whoopie Pies!!

My thoughts:  These are just exactly right, in my book.  I love the deep cocoa flavor in the cake and that FROSTING….!

If you want to reduce the amount of filling you can certainly cut the recipe for it in half.  I was very generous with the filling and had just a little left at the end.  I hope you get a chance to try these– and if you want  a similar flavor in smaller bites hop over to the cookie dough cupcake recipe and give them a try.  Happy baking, friends!!!

Cookie Dough Whoopie Pie!

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About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing! www.easybaked.net

27 responses »

  1. They look awesome 🙂

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  2. Damnit! Now I have to go get a whoopie pie pan! 😀 These look great!

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  3. Those whoopie pies look so good. Love the cookie dough filling!!!

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  4. mmm love everything cookiedough!

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  5. Glad you’re back! How was Macchu Pichu?? And…these look incredible, but the best part – they actually look doable! I don’t have a whoopie pie pan, (not sure it’s avail in Argentina) but i think I could make them like cookies! BIG HUG!

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    • Hi!!! It was a wonderful, wonderful trip— I loved it! You can make these like giant cookies. Use a scoop to keep them the same size. Big hug back at ya! I need to do some serious catching up with all my blogging friends– I’ve been so busy I haven’t been online much– I hope all is well with you!!!!!! 🙂

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  6. yes yes YES! More cookie dough fillings! These look like the perfect way to satisfy my cookie cravings 😀

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  7. Oh.My.Word. I’m getting a whoopie pie pan STAT!

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  8. I really love the idea of cookie dough whoopie pies, these look so delicious!

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  9. OMG YUM!!!! I want one right now!! Love how you’ve put the mini choc-chips around the side! Going to add this to my to-do list =D

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  10. Wow, they are beautiful!

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  11. Love Whoopie PIes and these look wonderful! Love that you rolled the filling in chocolate chips too-looks great!

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  12. I need to get off your site now before I die of temptation. These are just delightful.

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  13. How do you store them and how long do u think they will last. Would like to give as gifts should I wrap in plastic wrap or just box up?

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    • Fun gift idea! They are similar to cake in storage life- best the same day or maybe the next. Edible after a week, but stale. I would make them, put them in cute boxes and deliver them the same day- or maybe the next morning. If they aren’t going to eat them for awhile they could pop then in the fridge to help them last a bit longer.

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